SV: Capacity of the brain

Dave Hansen dhansen at
Fri Oct 22 17:54:18 EST 1999

On Fri, 22 Oct 1999 14:50:02 -0700, Erik Max Francis <max at>

>Terje Mathisen wrote:
>> Which is exactly the premise behind a wonderful short story
>> (Hugo/Nebula
>> award winner, I believe) about some people who see the moon light up
>> suddenly, and realize that this is the last night of their lives.
>Yes, "Inconstant Moon" by Larry Niven.
>> PS. I won't reveal the ending, just in case there's someone here who
>> hasn't read it. :-)
>Well, the general jist of the ending is pretty obvious from reading the
>first few sentences:  The story is told in first person, past tense.

If there are those who haven't read it (and want to), you can do so at

They give you the first part free, then ask you to either buy the
ending or suffer through a bunch of banner ads (JavaScript required).


Just my (10-010) cents
I can barely speak for myself, so I certainly can't speak for B-Tree.
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